No matter how successful Criminal Minds has been, the show just can't produce a spin-off series that is able to stand on its own. CBS has announced that Beyond Borders will be canceled after its second season.
The decision came Sunday night, a couple of days after the major wave of network cancellations that included veteran shows like Sleepy Hollow and American Crime. CBS was fairly kind to its veteran
The second-season spin-off suffered from poor ratings since its inception, with many critics blasting its 'xenophobic' premise. The series followed a team of Americans who went to take care of crimes in other countries.
Beyond Borders was hoping for a much bigger success, piggy-backing off of the numbers hauled in by its predecessor. Gary Sinise also added to the hype-train revolving around the series, having starred in the ultra-successful spin-off series, CSI: NY. However, nothing was able to keep the new show afloat.
What's odd, is that Criminal Minds has yet to have a spin-off series last longer than two seasons. The bread-and-butter of CBS is taking one of its hit shows, creating a couple of spin-offs, and letting an entire connected universe rule the week. Both CSI and NCIS have launched two great spin-offs each, but Criminal Minds can't seem to get a rhythm.
Forest Whitaker starred in Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior, but that series only lasted for one season
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